Draupadi Murmu is NDA's choice for president

Former Jharkhand Governor, Draupadi Murmu has been announced as the NDA's candidate for the presidential elections

Draupadi Murmu, former Jharkhand Governor, is National Democratic Alliance's candidate for the presidential polls.

On the other hand, former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha was selected as the joint Opposition candidate for the upcoming presidential elections.

Presidential polls will be held on July 18 and the result will be declared on July 21. The counting of votes, if it happens, will be held in Delhi.


Draupadi Murmu was sworn in as the first woman Governor of Jharkhand in the year 2015. She hails from the Santhal tribe of Odisha. Murmu started out as a teacher and then entered into Odisha politics in 1997.

After serving as vice-president of BJP's Scheduled Tribes Morcha, Draupadi Murmu was elected as MLA twice from the Rairangpur constituency, in 2000 and 2009.

During the BJD and BJP coalition government in Odisha, Draupadi Murmu served as a minister in the Commerce and Transport department and subsequently in the Fisheries and Animal Resources department between 2000 and 2004.

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